The OIG makes recommendations to the United States Postal Service to correct deficiencies and encourage improvements in the safety, economy, efficiency, and management of the Department’s programs and operation.

Our report findings and conclusions explain the basis for the specific corrective actions we recommend. This Recommendation Dashboard provides more information than ever before about the current status of OIG recommendations, which we plan to update on a weekly basis.

*The Open Recommendations Financial Value does not include amounts that were not publicly released due to concerns about information protected under the Freedom of Information Act.*

Fiscal Year Report Title Issue Date Report Number Financial Valuesort descending Status Recommendation Management Response
2020 Custodial Workhours 10/24/2019 19SMG006HR000-R20 $81,319,892 Open R - 1-- Develop and implement a strategy to address hiring and staffing challenges for custodial positions at facilities subject to the Memorandum of Understanding Between the United States Postal Service and the American Postal Workers Union, re: Maintenance Series-47 Transmittal Letter-5 Implementation and Maintenance Craft Postal Support Employee Conversions, signed July 9, 2014. Disagree
2020 U.S. Postal Service’s Processing Network Optimization and Service Impacts 06/16/2020 19XG013NO000-R20 $96,399,375 Open R - 2-- Create a program to develop emerging leaders into potential front-line managers and require the participation of all acting managers. Agree
2020 U.S. Postal Service’s Processing Network Optimization and Service Impacts 06/16/2020 19XG013NO000-R20 $96,399,375 Open R - 3-- Ensure front-line managers use the Run Plan Generator to manage mail processing operations. Agree
2020 U.S. Postal Service’s Processing Network Optimization and Service Impacts 06/16/2020 19XG013NO000-R20 $96,399,375 Open R - 4-- When the impacts of COVID-19 begin to subside, develop a plan, with milestones and measurable goals, to increase staff availability, including applying standard operating procedures to address employees out for significant periods of time. Agree
2020 U.S. Postal Service’s Processing Network Optimization and Service Impacts 06/16/2020 19XG013NO000-R20 $96,399,375 Open R - 1-- Implement best practices identified during site visits to increase operational efficiency and management oversight nationwide. Agree
2020 Transportation Network Optimization and Service Performance 06/05/2020 20-144-R20 $199,558,680 Open R - 9-- Fix inaccuracies in the Air Allocation Model and institute a system of quality controls for the model to include periodic reviews for accuracy; a manual for how to use the model; and a log documenting changes made to the model. Agree
2019 Mail Processing Overtime 06/13/2019 NO-AR-19-005 $358,305,479 Open R - 1-- Evaluate and test the updated Function 1 Scheduler results on a periodic basis to ensure proper implementation of position bid assignments and accurate complement levels, and make adjustments as necessary. Agree
2016 Continuous Improvement of Mail Processing Operations 09/29/2016 NO-AR-16-012 $465,165,928 Open R - 1-- Reduce 11.5 million workhours from projected fiscal year 2016 levels where possible and when planning for 2017 projected workhours by evaluating operational efficiency, adjusting staffing levels/workhours to workload, and ensuring overtime workhours do not exceed budgeted levels. Agree
2019 Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities 11/26/2018 FT-AR-19-003 $2,781,473,463 Open R - 2-- Request approval from the Secretary of Treasury and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to redeem fixed-rate Treasury securities in the U.S. Postal Service retirement funds and invest proceeds and other fund inflows in Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities. Agree

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This Recommendation Dashboard provides information on recommendations that the Postal Service can address without external party action. To view closed recommendations, click here. Also, click here to see recommendations that may require additional action by external parties.

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